Lara Logan – Bio, Family, Career, Height, Net Worth and More

Lara Logan is a South African television and radio journalist and war correspondent. She was a correspondent for CBS News between 2002 and 2018. 

In 2019, she joined the Sinclair Broadcast Group, a conservative media company. In January 2020, she joined Fox Nation, a subscription streaming service run by Fox News.

Early Life and Family

Lara Logan Family

Logan grew up in Durban, South Africa, and attended Durban Girls’ College for high school. She earned a commerce degree from the University of Natal in Durban in 1992. She went on to Alliance Française in Paris to get a diploma in French language, culture, and history.

Logan’s Husband

Lara Logan’s husband

Lara Logan married Jason Siemon, an Iowa native who plays professional basketball in the United Kingdom; the couple divorced. In 2008, she married Joseph Burkett, a Texas-based US government defence contractor whom she had met in Afghanistan years previously. Burkett’s daughter from a previous marriage and their two children reside with them in Washington, D.C.

Lara Logan’s Net Worth

Lara Logan is a South African television and radio journalist and war correspondent with an estimated net worth of around $5 Million in 2021. She has an annual salary of approximately $2 million.

Professional Career

During her education, Logan worked as a news reporter for the Durban Sunday Tribune (1988–1989) and later for the city’s Daily News (1990–1992). She began working for Reuters Television in Africa in 1992 as a senior producer. After four years, she moved into freelance journalism, working for ITN and Fox/SKY, CBS News, ABC News (in London), NBC, and the European Broadcast Union as a reporter and editor/producer. 

Logan also got a job with CNN, where she covered events like the 1998 US embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania, the Northern Ireland crisis, and the Kosovo war.

Logan began her career as a correspondent for GMTV Breakfast Television in the United Kingdom in 2000, and she has also worked as a freelance correspondent for CBS News Radio. She requested a clerk at the Russian Embassy in London for a visa. This was to travel to Afghanistan just days after the September 11 attacks. 

She infiltrated the American-British-backed Northern Alliance and interviewed their commander, General Babajan, at the Bagram Air Base in November 2001 while working for GMTV in Afghanistan.

Logan’s break to fame

In 2002, CBS News offered her a full-time reporter position. She spent the next four years reporting from the front lines, including conflict zones in Afghanistan and Iraq and was frequently embedded with US forces. Lara did, however, interview well-known people and explorers, such as Robert Ballard, the discoverer of the RMS Titanic’s wreckage. She wrote a lot of reports for 60 Minutes II.

She also appeared on the CBS Evening News, The Early Show, and Face the Nation on a regular basis. Logan was appointed Chief international affairs correspondent for CBS News in February 2006. Logan left CBS News in August 2018. The following year, she temporarily joined the Sinclair Broadcast Group as a correspondent reporting on the United States-Mexico border. In 2019, Logan was hired by Fox News to do a series of independent style shows called “Lara Logan has No Agenda.”

Controversial snippets of Logan’s career

Logan shared a photo of what she claimed was an Antifa riot instruction manual on May 31, 2020. The image was, in fact, an updated hoax from the 2015 Baltimore riots. Logan received a threat from the @ANTIFA US Twitter account on June 1. The account was discovered to be a hoax related to Identity Evropa, a white nationalist group. Logan said there was an effort to “destroy” her after she was chastised for sharing the hoaxes, including by Media Matters for America.

On June 4, 2020, Logan came on Hannity to say that Antifa was leaving “pallets of bricks” to protest places to incite violence and destruction. Antifa vehicles did not leave pallets of bricks, according to anyone else. Logan then promoted a satirical tweet from June 5 that compared Antifa to Juggalos and a “clown hierarchy.” On the other hand, Logan seized on the part of the tweet that cited a “conventional command structure,” arguing that anarchists did indeed have one.

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